Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 Automotive NewsArrow PictureVolkswagen Reports 31.5 Percent Increase in April U.S. Sales 
Volkswagen Reports 31.5 Percent Increase in April U.S. SalesAddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Volkswagen

– Best April since 1971 marking the seventh month in a row in excess of 30 percent sales gains –

– Passat sales exceed 10,000 units for second record month in a row, with 10,096 sold–

• April sales total 37,525 units a 38 percent increase year-to-date

• Passat, the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, sold 10,096 units, its best month ever

• Best April Beetle sales since 2003

• Best April sales ever for GTI

• Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 13,754 units

• High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.3 percent of sales in April, up 35.2 percent versus the prior year

Herndon, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 37,525 units sold in April, a 31.5 percent increase over prior year sales, 38 percent increase year-to-date and the best April since1971.

'The demand and enthusiasm for our products continues at a strong pace and we are beginning to see the fruits of our investments pay off, marking the best April in over forty years,' said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 'As our sales continue to outpace the industry, we are investing in our infrastructure to ensure sustained growth.'

Last month, the company announced expansion plans for VW Credit Inc. (VCI) facility in Libertyville, IL. The ground breaking took place on April 20 for a 30,000-square-foot expansion of the facility. The multimillion-dollar expansion, to be completed early next year, will accommodate approximately 150 new jobs that VW Credit, Inc. expects to create through 2018. This comes on top of the additional 1,000 jobs that the company announced it would add at its manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, TN to meet growing demand of the 2012 Passat.

Jetta sedan, including the enthusiast GLI model, remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 13,754, while Jetta SportWagen totaled 1,904.

Sales of the Chattanooga-built Passat continue to rise with record sales of 10,096 units in April, the second month breaking 10,000 units.

The 2012 Beetle, recently named to Ward's list of '10 Best Interiors,' sold 2,065 units. The Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Coupe will go on sale late summer 2012. The Tiguan continued to see strong sales with 2,333 units sold and the Golf saw a 14.6 percent increase in sales with a total of 3,876 units sold.

   Recent Articles
Even more powerful and efficient – the new 48-volt technology from Audi

• Important building block in electrification strategy

• More voltage and more power for new technologies

• Scalable platform concept suitable for wide-ranging uses


Audi is to upgrade part of its vehicle electrical system from twelve to 48 volts. The move represents another technical building block for facilitating the integration of new automotive technologies while increasing the power and efficiency of its cars.


'We are using the full bandwidth of electrifica....
VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF 2015 JETTA, STARTING AT $16,215

The latest Jetta features new front, rear and interior styling, enhanced content, new driver assistance systems, and improved fuel efficiency
• The entry-level 2.0L trim starts at just $16,215, featuring a standard five-speed manual transmission
• New limited-edition 1.8T Sport trim offers lowered sport suspension, navigation, rearview camera, rear spoiler and darkened taillights, starting at $20,895
• New driver assistance systems available: Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Forward C....
DIESEL ENGINES EMERGING AS NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR FUTURE OF GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT

Manufacturers Cite Increased Range, Fuel Availability & Better Performance at Altitude As Major Benefits of Diesel Engines

Washington, D.C. – With several major aircraft and engine manufacturers recently announcing the development of new diesel aircraft engines, the general aviation industry in the United States appears to be entering a new diesel evolution phase, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

In just the past month, aircraft and engine manufa....
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JULY 2014 SALES

◾July sales total 30,553 units
◾Golf GTI delivered 1,727 units for the month, marking a 39.7 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous July
◾Passat delivered 8,668 units for the month
◾Jetta sedan delivered 11,008 units for the month
◾Tiguan delivered 2,121units for the month
◾High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 7,062 units, representing 23.1 percent of sales in July

o Year-to-date TDI sales were 49,202, representing 23.5 percent of sales

o Passat ....
Audi achieves 43rd consecutive record month of U.S. sales in July

- Sales for the most recent month rose 11.9% to 14,616 vehicles
- Demand for the all-new Audi A3 Sedan remained strong deep into its launch year
- Due to lean inventories, Audi pulled its 2015 model launch ahead

HERNDON, Va., August 1, 2014 – Audi reported that its July 2014 sales increased 11.9% to 14,616 vehicles, a total that stands as the 43rd consecutive month of record monthly U.S. sales for the brand. Audi U.S. sales year-to-date increased 13.3% to 98,965 vehicles.

Audi....
2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF TDI NAMED 2014 NORTHWEST GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR

All-New Golf TDI recognized by top automotive journalists in the Pacific Northwest
• 2015 Golf TDI tops Alternative Fuel category and receives Northwest Green Car of the Year honors
• New more powerful EA288 TDI Clean Diesel Engine combines performance, fuel efficiency and value
• New TDI® S model reduces Clean Diesel entry pricing by more than $3,000

Herndon, VA, July 21, 2014 — The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI was named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year for 2014 and ....
MODEL YEAR 2015: NEW GOLF FAMILY, REDESIGNED JETTA, AND NEW TDI® CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE HEAD THE CHANGES

In a busy year, Volkswagen will also add a new Golf SportWagen, an all-new Golf R, a redesigned Touareg SUV, and the company's first U.S.-market EV, the e-Golf
• All-new Golf is bigger, lighter, and more fuel-efficient than the previous model, seats five, and has a larger trunk than any midsize sedan
• New Golf GTI has 210-horsepower engine, with improved fuel efficiency and performance
• e-Golf is Volkswagen's first full Battery Electric Vehicle for sale in the U.S.
• Redesigned Jett....
2016 Mazda 2
2016 Mazda 2  2016 Mazda 2  2016 Mazda 2  2016 Mazda 2  
2015 Audi A3
2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  
2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet
2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet  2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet  2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet  2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet  2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet  
2015 Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept
2015 Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept  2015 Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept  2015 Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept  2015 Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept  2015 Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept  
2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback
2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback  2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback  2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback  2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback  2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback  
2015 Audi A8
2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  2015 Audi A8  
2015 Audi R8 LMX
2015 Audi R8 LMX  2015 Audi R8 LMX  2015 Audi R8 LMX  2015 Audi R8 LMX  2015 Audi R8 LMX  
2015 Audi S3
2015 Audi S3  2015 Audi S3  2015 Audi S3  2015 Audi S3  2015 Audi S3  
2015 Audi TT
2015 Audi TT  2015 Audi TT  2015 Audi TT  2015 Audi TT  2015 Audi TT  
2015 Chevrolet Cruze
2015 Chevrolet Cruze  2015 Chevrolet Cruze  2015 Chevrolet Cruze  2015 Chevrolet Cruze  2015 Chevrolet Cruze